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Journalism Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR WRITING AND SHARING PEOPLE'S STORIES?

An Associate in Arts degree in journalism will prepare you for the production and evaluation of information disseminated through mass media. The track includes study and appreciation of the evolution of the context and technologies of mass media. You will develop fundamental skills in writing for newspapers, magazines, radio and television. You will gain practical skills in desktop publishing through production of the College's literary magazine.

You may continue your formal education toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in journalism or mass communication, these degrees may allow entry into newspaper and magazine production and information related fields.

Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.

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MEET Patti Woodham

Patti Woodham

I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama and Auburn University. In 1988, after 20 years in the advertising and marketing business, my first job was a Gulf Coast recruiter. I wrote, directed and produced several recruitment and public relations videos and developed many publications along with sponsoring the College's newspaper, The Gull's Cry.
– English Professor
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE Journalism option, LIBERAL ARTS A.A. PROGRAM?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR DEGREE?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Journalism option, Liberal Arts A.A. Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area  6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History AMH2010, U.S. History I 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking 3
 •AMH2020, U.S. History II 3
Electives
Electives 18
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

Recommended electives:

• ECO2013, Economics

+MMC2100, Writing for Mass Comm, 3 crs.

MMC1000, Survey of Mass Communication, 3 crs.

PGY2801C, Digital Photography I, 3 crs.

PGY2802C, Digital Photography II, 3 crs.


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

CONTACT THE ADVISOR

Michalle Barnett
Language and Literature, chair
850-769-1551 extension 2886

mbarnett@gulfcoast.edu

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